Q. My cat has diarrhea, fur is dull looking and his temp is 101.4. He is 1 and 1/2 years old not as active as normal
A. The temp is normal. Cats range from 100F to 102.5F. Withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the diarrhea doesnâ€™t stop, see your veterinarian. If it does, consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to the diet to promote healthy skin and coat. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.